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Re: bleach?
>>>" Mike, what do you carry bleach for?"<<< It is not something I carry every time. I use a couple drops of bleach for the final rinse of dishes when going with a full group of scouts. It is a ...

In GEAR » Salt and Pepper containers?
May 29, 4:09pm

Re: Salt and Pepper containers?
Personally I collect those individual Salt and Pepper packets and include a couple for each meal. The left over wrapper can be used to start a fire (if you dare to have one) or adds little weight t...

In GEAR » Salt and Pepper containers?
May 29, 11:25am

Re: Lightweight gear for Scout troop
I think there is something out of whack with Phil’s’ lists. I do not believe they represent a true comparison. In the “Typical Boy Scout Backpacking Gear” list under the section of “Cloth...

In Gear Lists » Lightweight gear for Scout troop
May 28, 5:36pm

Re: gear I would commit crimes for
<> Got my FF 30 degree Polarguard-D a couple months ago. I love it. If I plan to do sub zero I'll add the Nunatak Arc Alpinist.

In GEAR » gear I would committ crimes for
May 24, 12:15pm

Re: Wide Brim or Ball Cap? (fixed)
Wide Brim Tilley TH4; weighs a little more that the the TH5, but offers much more shade. I have tried the baseball style hat with a bandana, but it is just to close to the skin for good airflow. ...

In GEAR » Wide Brim or Ball Cap? (fixed)
May 24, 12:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Water filter comparisons
Dale - That is the exact setup I made earlier. The Big Zip does need a little persuasion in closing its zipper without leaking. I put a Silt Stopper 5 micron pre-filter before the Seychelle Elimina...

In GEAR » Water filter comparisons
May 18, 2:14pm

Re: Water filter comparisons
I have the Katadyn Hiker Pro and the MSR Waterworks, of the two I prefer the Katadyn for ease of use and cleaning. However, I do like how MSR will accept a wide mouth Nalgene product directly. ...

In GEAR » Water filter comparisons
May 18, 12:26pm

Re: base layer and containers
Have you looked at the Possum Down Vest on this site? It seems they have all in stock except the small size. I have the sweater and like it a lot. I figure I can roll up the sleeves if it gets a ...

In GEAR » base layer and containers
May 16, 9:54am

Re: Satellite radio?
>>>"Has anyone tried the XM/Delphi MyFi portable satellite radio on the trail?"<<< I have the same radio, and yes it does have similar issues as GPS units. If the overhead cover is thick, you wi...

In GEAR » lightweight am/fm radio
May 16, 6:36am

Re: Tell me about Backpacks
I have also heard the philosophy that if you start with a smaller pack, you are then limited to the gear you can bring, forcing you to more closely scrutinize your gear. I would not expect anyo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tell me about Backpacks
May 03, 12:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike Storesund

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Photon Light Proton Personal Flashlight
I would give the Proton a 4 out of 5 score primarily because of its high cost ($69). It is an excellent light if you need to do any emergency signaling at night or if you need a high intensity beam fo...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 27, 9:11am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I like the simplicity in the concept of the design. It is a combination of bivy sack and single wall tent with plenty of room that weighs in at 25 ounces. The bathtub floor and netting along the floor...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 24, 1:11am

ULA H2O Amigo
I too am a firm believer in gravity filters. It is a blessing that you can still get filtered water with little effort while you complete some other chore around camp. I have used self made gravity fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 12:59am

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
I believe each post have their valid points. I believe the general consensus, mine included, is that Beyond Backpacking © is something that should be on every backpacker’s bookshelf. I have read and r...

In Books and Media
September 11, 9:20am

Go Lite Speed
I rate this pack a 5. I also have its smaller brother the GoLite Race, which I gave my son. For 2 pounds, not including ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:40am

GoLite Breeze
I have to say this is not the worst pack I ever had, but close to it. I do like the simplicity, but the straps are just killer. With 18 pounds I can carry on one shoulder and switch sides, but when ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:05pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
These are great little lights! I have the White, Red and Blue with 2 clips. I wear the White and Red on my lanyard and keep the Blue on a hat clip. The Blue was bought as a joke with the Scouts... H...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 29, 3:58pm

I bought these to replace my older / heavier poles. I prefer collapsible poles so I can adjust the height with my tarps and my SMD Lunar Solo. I did the research before buying and was concerned about...

In Trekking Poles
August 25, 8:52am

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I had one of these for almost a year. I thought the four pot supports were a great idea and wish more manufacturers would do so. However I had a few issues and thanks to REI return policy I was able t...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:51pm

Brunton Crux
I think this stove is the next generation of things to come. With a collapsible burner head, it folds over for 3.1 ounces of ultimate compact ability. The oversized burner head offers a better burn an...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:21pm